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File #: RES 16-1189    Version: 1
Type: Resolution Status: Archived
In control: Housing & Redevelopment Authority
Final action: 7/13/2016
Title: Authorizing a Joint Powers Agreement for a Joint Disparity Study with the State of Minnesota
Sponsors: Amy Brendmoen
Attachments: 1. Board Report, 2. Joint Powers Agreement


Authorizing a Joint Powers Agreement for a Joint Disparity Study with the State of Minnesota


                     WHEREAS, Minnesota Statute §471.59, subdivision 10, allows a  governmental unit, by agreement with another governmental unit, to perform on behalf of that unit any service or function which the governmental unit providing the service or function is authorized to provide for itself; and


                     WHEREAS, the City of Saint Paul and the Saint Paul Housing and Redevelopment Authority Board of Commissioners (“the City and its HRA”) wish to partner with the State of Minnesota in conducting a joint disparity study; and


                     WHEREAS, the State of Minnesota (“State”) is a governmental entity which has a contractual agreement with the disparity study consultant providing services yielding a disparity study for the City and its HRA; and


                     WHEREAS, the State has established a favorable price for a multi-jurisdictional disparity study and in order to receive an updated disparity study from the established contract, the City and its HRA would need to partner with the State through the disparity study Joint Powers Agreement; and


                     WHEREAS, the HRA Board of Commissioners finds that the joint exercise of the disparity study through partnership with the State would allow the City and its HRA to receive a completed, recent disparity study, and at a favorable price;


                     NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED, by the Board of Commissioners of the Housing and Redevelopment Authority of the City of Saint Paul, Minnesota that the appropriate HRA officials are authorized to execute a Joint Powers Agreement and all documents necessary for participation in the joint disparity study with the State of Minnesota, acting through its Commissioner of Administration.


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